I am the Wildlife Program and Communications Coordinator for the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab; managing web content, educational webinars, and social media platforms Twitter and Instagram. I recently graduated from Cornell majoring in Entomology (yay spiders!), minoring in Infectious Disease Biology, focusing on science communication. I am interested in wildlife health outreach, educating the public on the importance of wildlife population health, and how disease surveillance is essential in predicting outbreaks and potential pandemics. I am also interested in the relationship between wildlife species and the invertebrates that cause disease, with a focus on pathogen transmission and how infectious diseases can impact population health.
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Assessing moose population health in New Your state with sampling and diagnostic testing to understand reproductive status, infectious disease exposure, parasite load, and causes of death.
Conducting surveillance for EHD virus in New York and surrounding states, with the goal of characterizing the prevalence of the virus, the degree of developing immunity among white-tailed deer, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of serotype distribution.
Measuring chemical contaminant loads in waterfowl to assess the health of waterfowl and the potential impact on hunters who consume them.